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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffHappySwordsman Date: Aug 13, 2014 8:42pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those "record player playing record" things...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dsVZFPTAXA

It's a video of my record player playing a 1958 78RPM record of Stan Stafford's cover of "White Silver Sands". Stafford had a show on Australian television called "Neptune Presents" in 1957, and also appeared on "The Happy Show", but that is all I know about him.

I know the quality of this video isn't the best. Camera angle and sound quality could have been better. It's my first attempt in ages to do such a video.

I did not know they were still selling 78RPMs in 1958....

This post was modified by The_Emperor_Of_Television on 2014-08-14 03:42:23

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Aug 13, 2014 9:31pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

That was pretty cool. The camera angle is fine since the controls are on the front of that particular player and it's nice to see the details.
Is that player a family relic or did you acquire it more recently? It looks to be in great shape.
They're getting harder to find in my area.
The real rare ones are the four speed models: 33, 45, 78, and 16 rpm.
Our family had a few 16s but over the years they got lost or permanently borrowed.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffHappySwordsman Date: Aug 13, 2014 10:05pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

I acquired it a few years ago. It does play 16rpms, but I don't have any such records.

I uploaded the second video, a thing called "Get up offa the floor Hannah" by Les Welch and His Naked City Seven. I recorded it poorly, the lyrics are difficult to make out. To be honest, the only reason I made the video is because I'm bored out of my mind, I don't feel like watching TV nor playing video games, nor do I feel like reading. I don't feel like ripping more commercials to upload. The Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug1Ms_P-cwk
It's a bit "country", but not real country. Les Welch was unusual in that he did a lot of genres (pretty much anything that was popular in the early 1950s), and the resulting recording is very "pop".

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Poster: cosmico Date: Aug 14, 2014 4:02pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

That's cool! And I agree with beep* that the videos look fine. I was just curious about the setup, in case I manage to get a turntable myself for my dad's old records.

I had a blind friend in high school who had many "talking books" which were on 16prm discs.

Thanks for Les Welch! Fun stuff!


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Poster: Meatpies Date: Aug 14, 2014 12:46pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

I understand your "I don't feel like" mood. I'm in a holding pattern, waiting to find out if my husband gets his promotion or not. If he does, we get to move about 200 miles away. If not, well then, we don't. So, when I get into that, "I don't feel like..." mood, I usually just pull up some audio/video that you've uploaded, because no matter what my mood is, I can watch what you've contributed all day long!

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Poster: Quigs Date: Aug 15, 2014 10:39am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

Me too Matt. As always, good find.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Aug 13, 2014 8:44pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

Just watched/listened all the way through. Could have sworn it was a female vocalist. Looked/sounded good though, but where are the speakers the music was coming from?

That looks like the kind of record player I need to be able to listen to my old 78 records.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffHappySwordsman Date: Aug 13, 2014 8:48pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

The speakers are positioned near my bed, the idea being that I can listen to records while laying in bed.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Aug 13, 2014 8:56pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

That makes sense, but I was curious where they are in relation to the turntable and camcorder.

When I was young, I started out reading comic books in bed at night. Soon, I would play records and listen to late night broadcasts from distant AM radio stations. Eventually (around 1968) I got a portable black and white tv set so I could watch old movies late at night.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Aug 13, 2014 9:40pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

I can remember doing that. We lived in the SF Bay Area and late at night I could pull in Wolfman Jack and stations in LA on my little portable Sony transistor radio. Fun stuff.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Aug 13, 2014 10:21pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

I had an old wood AM tube radio about the size of a shoebox, with a nice warm glowing amber dial, and I'd turn it on, let it warm up for a minute or two, then I'd listen to Ed and Wendy King's "Party Line" show on KDKA in Pittsburgh, or I'd pull in "The Owl's Nest" with Wayne Van Exan on CFRB in Toronto, Ontario. Both shows were the mellow kind of pleasant music and talk radio that can't even be found in this day and age. Heck, on occasion I'd be able to get XERF from Mexico.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffHappySwordsman Date: Aug 13, 2014 9:25pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

Well, one of the speakers is right next to the record player (in the video, it is barely visible to the left), and the other is several meters away (the record player itself is very close to my bed).

I am hoping to do a second video, with a record by some guy called Les Welch and his orchestra or something like that. He was well-known in Sydney apparently. Earlier today I bought online a CD that claims to have Australian music from 1910-1954 (in other words, public domain recordings). I hope the audio quality isn't too horrible, a lot of CDs of 78rpm-era tracks have a horrible "under-water" squeaky-digital sound.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Aug 13, 2014 10:29pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

Looking forward to hearing Les Welch! I used to have my dad's 78 record collection...great stuff...lots of big band, boogie-woogie, jazz, etc.

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